Archived News for Industry Professionals - December, 2012
The South Australian Government has finalised its road map to developing its unconventional gas resources, saying that it will chart the way for the State to tap into its ‘vast gas potential’.
Australian researchers and scientists have achieved a major milestone in the Argo ocean-monitoring program after completing one million profiles of ocean observations in the program.
The New South Wales Government has announced it has awarded Macmahon Holdings/Bouygues Travaux Publics Australia the $260 million project to deliver the North Strathfield Rail Underpass project.
A team of researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) have teamed up with a group of coal industry experts to develop an online database to deliver a ‘contemporary body of knowledge’ on managing mine site risks.
The Federal Government has released the annual State of the Cities report card, concluding that while the nation’s major cities remain among the world’s most liveable, they are increasingly affected by extreme weather events.
Fluctuating resources prices will set in motion a chaotic chain of events unless governments and businesses ‘get to grips’ with a new world order defined by resource politics, according to a new report released by Chatham House.
The Federal Government has requested that the Productivity Commission conduct a study to benchmark the country's major project development process against international best practice.
The ongoing downturn in construction in Australia has eased in November, with activity declining at a slower rate in the month - up 1.2 points to 37.0 (readings below 50 indicate a contraction in the industry with the distance from 50 indicative of the strength of the decline).
More and more students are taking up vocational education and training (VET) as a response to the requirements of pre-existing employment, according to new research published by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Training (NCVER).
International miner Newmont has announced its President and Chief Operating Officer, Gary Goldberg, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer and join the Board in March after current CEO, Richard O'Brien, steps down.
Over 90 per cent of South Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) are satisfied with their training studies, according to recent research released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).
The Northern Territory Government has reiterated its commitment to the $103 million Tiger Brennan Drive duplication work, which will bt the largest road project ever undertaken in the Territory’s history.
The Queensland Government has announced it will begin investigating ways to unlock as estimated $4 billion worth of natural mineral resources in the north west of the state.
The Federal Government has officially launched its $57.5 Kickstart initiative aimed at encouraging Western Australian employers to take on new apprentices to help address the State's growing trade skill shortage.